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Gary Neville believes that since leaving Liverpool Raheem Sterling has really become a ‘high quality’ player. Sterling left Anfield in acrimonious circumstances in the summer of 2015. At the time, then Reds boss Brendan Rodgers claimed Sterling turned down an ‘incredible’ new deal as he also refused to travel on a pre-season tour of the Far East in a bid to force through a move away.
“He has been a key player [for England],” he told Sky Sports. “Raheem is someone who at Manchester City in these last three or four years has basically torn it up.
“His goals, assists have got to a level of real high quality for England and Manchester City.
“It’s a level where when he was at Liverpool you might have viewed him as inconsistent and erratic in the final moment. But with the work that Pep has done with him at Manchester City, there is no doubt now that he has become someone who plays on the left hand side.”